Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume anime film keeps making waves at the box office in Japan, and now it’s hit another milestone. Suzume has officially sold over 10 million tickets in Japan, and it’s the third Makoto Shinkai film to do so after your name. and Weathering With You. This puts Shinkai’s three-time score success just behind the master, Hayao Miyazaki, who has had four films—Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo—pass the 10 million tickets milestone.
As of February 5, which marked the 87th day for Suzume in Japanese theaters, the film has pulled in 13.41 billion yen, moving past Frozen 2 in Japan’s all-time box office to slide comfortably in 22nd place overall. The special poster below was released to celebrate 10 million tickets sold.
The movie was both written and directed by Shinkai, who is known for Weathering with You and your name. Here is an official description for the plot of Suzume:
“On the other side of the door, was time in its entirety—
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly mesmerized by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…
Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster.
The morning sky
Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky—
Drawn in by this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.”
The movie is scheduled to hit American theaters on April 14.
Source: Official Twitter